Except…Sometimes, the recently-released, debut record from actress and author Molly Ringwald, is an homage to the Great American Songbook. Ringwald has crafted a carefully chosen selection of nine standards which she caps off with her take on The Breakfast Club classic, “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” Please join us as we celebrate the release of Except…Sometimes, with an intimate interview and performance. Hear Ringwald in discussion about her musical upbringing and early appreciation of jazz, her acting career on both the stage and screen and the making of Except…Sometimes, which was produced by Peter Smith. After the discussion, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, Ringwald will take questions from the audience and will perform songs from the album.
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Please join us for the Los Angeles premiere of the Lifetime Original Movie, Ring of Fire.
Starring four-time GRAMMY Award-nominee Jewel as legendary country artist June Carter Cash, Ring of Fire recounts June’s meteoric rise to fame, told only as an insider could. Based on John Carter Cash’s narrative of his mother’s life, “Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash,” Ring of Fire delivers a heartfelt telling of the famous singer’s life, from her early beginnings in the rural mountains of Virginia to her turbulent, yet enduring, marriage to Johnny Cash. Ring of Fire also stars Golden Globe® Award-winning actress Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as June’s mother Maybelle Carter, while music pioneer John Doe (X) portrays her uncle, A.P. Carter, founding member of the famous group. The movie also features GRAMMY-winning country outfit The Peasall Sisters as The Carter Sisters and is produced by Asylum Entertainment, with Emmy® Award-winning Steven Michaels and Jonathan Koch serving as executive producers. After the screening, Jewel, Doe and director Allison Anders will take the stage for a panel discussion about the film, moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman. Following the panel, Jewel will perform a song from the film.
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary about the legendary Memphis band Big Star. While mainstream success eluded them, Big Star’s three albums have become critically lauded touchstones of the rock music canon. A seminal band in the history of alternative music, Big Star has been cited as an influence by artists including REM, The Replacements, Belle & Sebastian, Elliot Smith and Flaming Lips, to name just a few. With never-before-seen footage and photos of the band, in-depth interviews and a rousing musical tribute by the bands they inspired, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a story of artistic and musical salvation. See the film before its release in theatres, On Demand and on iTunes everywhere starting July 3rd. After the screening, there will be a Q & A session, and Big Star member Jody Stephens will perform.